A technical workshop was hosted by Blue Cube Systems on 7-8 June 2018, at the Kleinkaap Conference Centre in Centurion.


The workshop was attended by delegates from eight different processing plants in South Africa, mostly representing the local chrome and platinum industries, as well as delegates from the graphite industry in Mozambique.


The sessions included an overview of the calibration models by Fernando Nieuwveldt. This session touched on the typical calibration process, performance of the analyser and using the Outlier Indicator. A presentation on the Blue Cube technology was presented by Matt Molteno. It covered the MQi installation, measurement process, and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and halogen light source. The Blue Cube success factors were presented by Mosima Mathibe, where she focussed on analyser availability and data reliability. Brian Whitehead from Northam Platinum Booysendal and Ike Madingoane from Nkomati Mine illustrated how they are using real-time data for process control. A presentation on The Balama Graphite Project was done by Emmanuel Ngwenya from Mozambique.

The workshop posed an excellent meet and greet and networking opportunity. Positive feedback was received and we look forward to hosting another one soon.